About Gardenia Houseplants
The fragrant flowers of indoor gardenia houseplants have aromatherapy qualities. The light fragrance is known for helping to ease depression and anxiety. While we would not advise making this on your own, gardenia plants are made into essential oils and teas that have benefits such as reducing pain and fatigue.
Many botanists claim that the gardenia is the perfect plant to display in your bedroom because they help you sleep longer and more soundly, in addition to being a beautiful addition to the decor.
Gardenia (Gardenia jasminoides)
Gardenias are an evergreen shrub from the coffee family, Rubiaceae. Evergreen shrubs keep their glossy, dark green leaves year-round.
Gardenias are native to China, Japan and Taiwan.
Gardenia plants have thick, glossy, dark green leaves that can grow up to 4 inches long. The plant can grow to 3-6 feet tall and fairly round in diameter. Notable are the beautiful and fragrant white flowers that often appear in double blossoms. Each flower can be three inches in diameter.
Not all gardenia flowers are white; however, you are unlikely to find other colors in nature.
Types Of Gardenia Houseplants
Gardenia August Beauty
Gardenia Shooting Star
Miami Supreme Gardenia
Summer Snow Gardenia
Gardenia Houseplant Styling
When planting a gardenia indoors, they are usually grown in a pot, although certain varieties can also do well in a hanging basket.
Since gardenia is a shrub, it can grow quite large and bushy in a big enough pot and under the right conditions. Large gardenia plants make showy focal points in entryways and in front of windows, especially when they bloom.
Gardenias can also be grouped with plants with lighter foliage to make their dark green leaves pop. Good choices include Dieffenbachia, polka dot plants, or Chinese evergreen.